posted by Linda Chapman .
Simtek currently pays a $2.50 dividend (D0) per share. Next year’s dividend is expected to
be $3 per share. Aft er next year, dividends are expected to increase at a 9 percent annual
rate for three years and a 6 percent annual rate thereaft er.
a. What is the current value of a share of Simtek stock to an investor who requires a
15 percent return on his or her investment?
b. If the dividend in year 1 is expected to be $3 and the growth rate over the following
three years is expected to be only 7 percent and then 6 percent thereaft er, what will the
new stock price be?